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2010 Western Region Interscholastic Championships – Day 1

McLaren Park

Date: (Sat.) Mar. 13, 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event Director: - 925.872.3935
Course Setter: Jay Hann
Type: Junior; Day 1 of the 2nd Annual WRIS Champs, on a wonderful new map

Please note that fees and time limits apply, unless otherwise mentioned below. Events are typically not canceled due to bad weather.

This event is open to everyone. Information about the "open" event is available here.

Western Region Championships Medal
Western Region Championships Medal


9:00 AM – 12:00 noon: Registration
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM: All courses starts
1:30 PM: Courses closed, must be back even if you didn't finish your course.
1:00 PM: BAOC COOL Awards from two weeks ago


As always, we will be using electronic punching at this meet, using SPORTident finger sticks. The following models are supported: SI-Card 5, SI-Card 6, SI-Card 8, and SI-Card 9. Finger sticks are available for rent at the meet.


Pre-payment is not required. You will run the following courses:

Elementary Boys and Girls – Course 1
Middle School Boys and Girls – Course 2
High School JV Boys and Girls – Course 3
High School Varsity Girls – Course 4
High School Varsity Boys – Course 4

Email the following information to [emailByName: unknown member name 'Juniors '][emailByPosition: unknown position 'Juniors']:

Individual Class
School's City and State
Team Name (if multiple teams at same school)
Regular Team or Club Team

Standard fees apply.

Elementary School Registrations

     Name                  Team
     Elisabeth Pelayo      Encinal Eagles
     Hannah Kopisch        Encinal Eagles
     Natalie Pelayo        Encinal Eagles
     Natalie Kim           Creekside Elementary School
     Andrew Kim            Coyote Creek Elementary School
     Gavin Smith           Donlon Elementary School
     Emily Hann            John Baldwin Elementary School
     Johanna Karras

Middle School Registrations

     Name                  Team
     Cassandra Pelayo      Hillview Hawks
     David Harrison        Albany Middle School
     Daniel Kim            Gale Ranch Middle School
     Ben Hallsted          ML King Middle School

High School JV Registrations

     Name                  Team
     (None yet)

High School Varsity Registrations

     Name                  Team
     Philipp Kopisch       Menlo-Atherton Bears
     Daniel Kopisch        Menlo-Atherton Bears


There will be awards for both individuals and teams.


There will be individual awards for the top three students in each of the following eight classes:

Elementary School Girls
Elementary School Boys
Middle School Girls
Middle School Boys
JV Girls
JV Boys
Varsity Girls
Varsity Boys

The combined points from Saturday and Sunday count for the individual score.


There is no minimum nor maximum number of team members. School team members all attend the same school. Club team members are all from the same orienteering club. The top three scores in each team count. There will be awards for the top three teams in each of the following eight team categories:

Elementary, School Teams
Elementary, Club Teams
Middle, School Teams
Middle, Club Teams
JV, School Teams
JV, Club Teams
Varsity, School Teams
Varsity, Club Teams


The fastest student in each competition class scores 100 points. Each other student scores proportionally fewer points—for example, if you take twice as long as the winner, then you'd get 50 points. DNF, DNS, and MSP score zero points.


You said that there is no maximum team size. Does that mean that we can't have two teams from the same school?
No, you can have two teams, even two teams of one student each, but each team would be scored separately.
How about if we had 20 students on our team and we win a medal. Do all 20 students get an award?


This is a new ISSOM map created by Vladimir Gusiatnikov, Vladimir Zlherdev, and John Fredrickson, and used only once last November. McLaren Park is fun. Maps will be printed by Get Lost!! Running, Racing, Inc. at 1:5000 scale and have a 2.5-meter contour interval.


Courses were created by Jay Hann to British TD1, TD2, TD3, and TD4 standards and vetted by Vladimir Gusiantikov, George Minarik, and Jim Fish. The resulting courses look pretty darn good.

There will be no water on the courses.

Here are the course statistics for the Saturday event:

                                         Percent  Navigation
   Course     Length    Climb  Controls   climb   difficulty
   Course 1   1.3 km    58 m      16      4.5%    Beginner
   Course 2   1.7 km    93 m      18      5.6%    Adv. Beginner
   Course 3   2.5 km   120 m      12      4.8%    Intermediate
   Course 4   3.6 km   140 m      20      3.9%    Advanced

Driving Directions

The meeting place is on John F Shelly Drive. There will be signs set out starting at Mansell Street.

There's a map here that shows the location of the event. (Drag the map to center San Francisco, and then click on the "+" symbol to zoom in.)

Or use your favorite navigating software to get to 37.722215,-122.420296

Driving North On 101

From the peninsula on U.S. Highway 101, take the Paul Ave. exit and make a left onto Paul Ave. Cross over the freeway and make a left onto San Bruno Ave. Take the second right turn onto Mansell St. Drive about a half mile to turn right onto John F. Shelley Drive. Take this road past Cambridge St., then look for the large meadow on the right-hand side, then park along the side of the road. We will meet on the left (south) side of the road.

Driving South On 101

Those coming from the north or San Francisco on U.S. Highway 101, join us here after taking the Paul Ave. exit — it will dump you straight onto Mansell, do not turn. Drive about a half mile to turn right onto John F. Shelley Drive. Take this road past Cambridge St., then look for the large meadow on the right-hand side, then park along the side of the road. We will meet on the left (south) side of the road.

Public Transit

Transit information is available from It lists several SF Muni bus lines that can get you to the park. The closest BART station, Balboa Park, is about a mile and a half walk... or just get on the SF Muni 29 bus from Balboa Park BART. Get off at the second John F. Shelley Drive stop, and take this road past Cambridge St., then look for the large meadow on the right-hand side.